Grading the Dallas Cowboys Draft Class: Breaking down the picks

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb #2 (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

First Round

WR1: CeeDee Lamb

If you believe in Santa Claus, then you probably believe Santa delivered one of the best gifts ever to owner/general manager Jerry Jones and to Cowboys Nation on the first night of the draft. Nobody, and I mean nobody, saw All American wide receiver CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma falling so low and right into the lap of the Dallas Cowboys at number 17.

Even Jerry admitted how special this was when he said such a scenario was so unrealistic they wouldn’t even practice a simulation of it leading up to the draft. It’s also why they turned down three trade offers for Lamb when fiction became reality at Pick 17.

Lamb was projected to be long gone and drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders, but after the Raiders,  49ers, and then the Falcons by passed on Lamb, Cowboys fans everywhere were praying for Jerry to take Lamb. And when Roger Goodell read out Lamb’s name, the Metroplex shook.

And Cowboys Nation is still celebrating because the Cowboys got the biggest steal of the draft.

Lamb joins 1,000-yard receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, along with up and coming, athletic tight end Blake Jarwin. With Lamb, Dallas is projected to have the most lethal receiving corps in the entire NFL. Just like Cooper, Lamb is versatile and can play in the slot, too.

Lamb gives Dallas another playmaker who is used to making big plays and scoring touchdowns. In 2019, Lamb had 62 receptions, 1,327 receiving yards, 21.4 yards per reception, averaged 102.1 yards a game, and scored 14 touchdowns in 13 games at Oklahoma.

For Lamb’s college career, he had 143 receptions, 3,292 receiving yards, 14 games with over 100 yards receiving, and 32 touchdowns in 40 games as a JUNIOR!

Dallas now has an offense led by Dak Prescott, Cooper, Gallup, Lamb, Jarwin, Ezekiel Elliott, and Tony Pollard. This offensive juggernaut will create havoc on opposing defenses next season because Dallas literally has three number one receivers that will be on the field at the same time.

All I can say to the NFC East opponents is may God have mercy on your souls!

And one more thing, Lamb gives Dallas the flexibility to allow either Gallup or Coop to walk in a couple of years if Lamb turns out to be the All Pro receiver we suspect he will be. But in the meantime, expect Dallas to outscore opponents and then feed Zeke in the third and fourth quarters because they’ll have such a big lead. If only they could upgrade the defense…